FTHU TURNS VI

 

Six years ago I was hanging at my cousins house in Brooklyn when her and her boyfriend proposed the idea that I started a blog. They felt I shared my inspiration and looks on instagram on the daily and why not take it further and have it all in one space where I could really share more and be creative. I had no idea what I was doing or why but I launched FromTheHeelsUp. I began sharing all the things that inspired me and what I wore daily. I shared it because I loved to, because I loved that people wanted to see it and know it. 

Fast forward six years...

It shocks me every time that over the years I've built an online community - enough to run into some of you on the street and you're excited to...meet me. I've worked with brands I never thought in a million years would notice me or care. I've formed friendships in this industry that are now my biggest source of support. And last but not least, it's surreal that I can call this a job

It's been a long and exciting journey online and offline since 2012 and through all my milestones, I've never celebrated any victory. Most times I felt it wasn't enough or I could do more and never felt inspired to celebrate but this year was different. With the help of my supportive friend Rachel, CEO of PRG New York, we put together a Mix and Mingle to get some of my supportive followers and close family and friends in one room to celebrate my 6 year anniversary. 

The celebration was held at The Armory in Brooklyn, NY. With the help of an all women team, I was able to bring like-minded, goal-oriented, and positive individuals to mingle over small bites and my signature "sitting pretty" drink. With tunes provided by Nyla Symone of Power 105.1 and a photo booth that brought strangers together - the evening was definitely one to remember. 

I will never stop thanking those who have helped me get to this place in life and this event was just an inch of the gratitude I wish I could show to you all everyday. Here are some photos to recap a moment I will never ever forget. 

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OUTFIT DETAILS:
ShopNicoleLynel dress
Boohoo heels
Makeup by Missangiemar
Hair by Drybar

EVENT DETAILS:
Venue: The Armory
Photography: Bee.Serene
Event Decor and Arrangements: Kairy Castro Events
Photobooth: TheGoldBooth
Cupcakes: MDV CUSTOM CAKES

GIFTING SUITE:
Quest Nutrition
Invisibobble
EVO hair
LuMee 
By Lolita Jewelry

Event planned and coordinated by PRGNYC

 
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